Re: GB vs. MB

Leslie Donaldson (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 08:51:49 -0800 (PST)

I just had to get my 2 cents in here.:)

Personally I think the kernel should report 1024*1024 for MB and
1024*1024*1024 for GB.

The main reason I wrote is that it is true the vendors of
most hard drives report millions of bytes instead of 1024^2. In
floppies this is not quite true. On a hardrive it is the
vendor who limits the sectors etc on a floppy You can usually
"modify " these settings. So the vendors started reporting the unformated
capacity. This was mainly during the great personal computer wars
before wintel took over. And if I remember correctly right after
the market decided how a 3 1/2 inch floppy should look.

Leslie Donaldson